Dan Simon, Professor
Cleveland State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2121 Euclid Avenue, SH 332
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
I spent 14 years in industry before coming to Cleveland State University in 1999. I received a PhD from Syracuse University, an MS from the University of Washington, and a BS from Arizona State University, all in Electrical Engineering. My work experience includes time in the aerospace, automotive, agricultural, biomedical, process control, and software industries. I have lived in Seattle, Syracuse, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Akron. My research interests include control theory, signal processing, embedded systems, and computer intelligence.
- Curriculum vita
- Google Scholar profile
- EngagedScholarship@CSU is another download source for my papers, along with papers by other CSU faculty and students.
- Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms: Biologically-Inspired and Population-Based Approaches to Computer Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
This book about evolutionary algorithms is written in the same style as my first book. It includes bottom-up, step-by-step explanations of all of the popular (and many of the less popular) algorithms. In addition to simple explanations and pseudo-code listings, the book includes many recent research results, so students who study the book will be in a good position to embark on their own research ventures. The book includes 103 worked examples and 262 end-of-chapter problems. A solution manual is available to course instructors. Matlab code for the computer examples can be downloaded from the book web site. The book is documented with over 700 references, ranging from historical references that are centuries old, to papers published in 2013.
- Optimal State Estimation: Kalman,
H-infinity, and Nonlinear Approaches, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
I took everything I learned in the past 20 years about state estimation and wrote it in this book. I like step-by-step explanations, so that is how I wrote the book. I tried to make it clear, but also included recent research results, so
it has a nice balance of established technology and cutting-edge research. It includes 89 worked examples, 176 written exercises, and 52 computer exercises. A solutions manual is available to course instructors from the publisher. Matlab code for the 32 computer examples can be downloaded from the book web site. The book is documented with 381 references, ranging from historical references from the 1920s, to papers published in 2006.
- FAQ for Students
- Courses and Other Resources
- The Embedded Control Systems Research Lab (CSU Server - last updated 2008)
- The Embedded Control Systems Research Lab (Lab Server)
- Erdos number = 5 (Dan Simon -> Aaron Ames -> Shankar Sastry -> Stephen Boyd -> Persi Diaconis -> Paul Erdos)
Research and Matlab Code
Read the following web pages for my views on my profession and related matters.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cleveland State University
Last Revised: January 23, 2018